Human Rights Office welcomes US Supreme Court ruling on death penalty

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A wide view of the Human Rights Council at its eighteenth session, in Geneva, Switzerland. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré

The United Nations Human Rights Office has welcomed a ruling by the Supreme Court in the United States concerning the use of the death penalty for people with mental and intellectual disabilities.

Tuesday's ruling means that US states must not rigidly apply intelligence tests to inmates on death row, with the court saying this is because IQ tests have a margin of error.

Nicki Chadwick reports.

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